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“Traffic jams are annoying!” says sat-nav manufacturer

Obviously, you hate traffic jams – we all do. Still, the ubiquity of the miserable traffic jam experience isn’t enough to prevent the following article making it into the Metro recently:

UK’s worst cities for traffic jams revealed

If you think your morning commute is bad – try doing it in Edinburgh.

The Scottish capital’s traffic congestion is so bad, in fact, it has been named the worst in the UK, according to new figures.

Source: Metro, 4th June 2019

Who might benefit from reminding you how much you hate traffic?

A typical rush hour journey in the area takes 40% longer compared with free-flow conditions, according to analysis by sat-nav manufacturer TomTom.

Heiko Schilling, head of navigation at TomTom, said: ‘The UK was home to nine cities in the top 100 most congested cities globally.

He added: ‘Advances in journey planning, autonomous vehicles and car sharing schemes all promise to alleviate congestion in Edinburgh and other cities in the UK and around the world.’

“Uninformed travelers waste loads of time queuing!” says travel guide website

How much time are you spending in line? Infographic reveals the hours wasted queuing for the world’s most popular tourist attractions (and it’s Rome where the most patience is needed)

How long would you be willing to wait to look inside The Louvre in Paris or ride the London Eye?

An average of five hours is being wasted by millions of travellers a year through queuing, a fascinating Infographic has revealed.

The worst culprit appears to be Rome, with visitors spending up to seven and a half hours queuing for attractions – the same length of time as a flight from London to New York or a hike up and down Ben Nevis in Scotland.

Source: Daily Mail, 12th October 2015

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People waste far too much of their holiday time waiting in queues and standing around – if only there were a travel website willing to pay to create an infographic to publish in a national newspaper in order to advertise themselves and how they can help people beat queues on holiday!

The graphic, created by tourism website Get Your Guide, claims that in London, around nine million tourists a year are waiting an average of five hours to visit the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London.

Phew. Now if only there were a guide that would help us stop wasting our time reading glorified adverts dressed up as news.